Lufthansa announces new connection to Frankfurt

Lufthansa Airlines has said that it will open up a new connection between Liverpool and Frankfurt, Germany.

Starting May 4, 2022 the German carrier will offer nonstop flights for the first time from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to its main hub in Frankfurt. Transferring passengers from Liverpool can soon easily connect through Frankfurt to over 150 destinations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

‘Lufthansa will be the first global network airline in Liverpool with easy reach to destinations on 4 continents’, says Heinrich Lange, Senior Director Sales Northern Europe Lufthansa Group Airlines. ‘As a premium carrier we will be the only airline at John Lennon Airport to offer seats in Business Class and all the amenities of a full service approach. This new route is also good news for incoming business; Liverpool is among the five most visited cities in the UK, known as the city of music, football and trade and will benefit tremendously from this new international route.’

This will be the first time in its 66 years’ history in Britain that Lufthansa as one of Europe’s leading airlines will take off at Liverpool with its Airbus A320 (168 seats) or its Bombardier CRJ900 (90 seats). With a flight time of just one hour and 40 minutes, passengers from Liverpool will reach Frankfurt, Europe’s financial centre that is also close to the famous Rheingau wineries. Members of Miles & More can earn and spend their miles also on these new flights.

John Irving, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport, commented, ‘It has been a long held desire of both the Airport and the City Region as a whole to reconnect Liverpool with the world and we are therefore absolutely delighted to be welcoming Lufthansa to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

To be able to connect Liverpool globally via Frankfurt will bring huge benefits to the business sector across our region both now and into the future and of course will now enable the world to easily connect into Liverpool to visit our brilliant city and the surrounding areas.

Lufthansa is such an iconic, five star airline. The links that their global network and that of their Star Alliance partner airlines brings are second to none and in partnership with key stakeholders across the region, we are looking forward to working with Lufthansa in preparation for the commencement of this important new route in May 2022.’

Liverpool will be Lufthansa Group’s 11th destination in Great Britain. Next summer, Lufthansa is planning up to more than 700 weekly connections to Great Britain as one of its top European markets for its leisure and business travellers.

Lufthansa commences daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt

Lufthansa has announced the launch of a new regular service from Bristol to Frankfurt.

The Frankfurt service demonstrates Lufthansa’s commitment to the UK market and will offer increased connectivity to long-haul destinations such as Tokyo, Cape Town and Singapore. Frankfurt is known for its tourist attractions, including the opera house, Goethe Museum and the Deutsches Film Museum for history and culture seekers.

The route provides business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial centres and offers multiple onward connections for leisure travellers. Fares to Frankfurt start from £159 return (including taxes, fees, carrier charges and carryon baggage) and are available to book now at lufthansa.com.

‘We are extremely pleased to announce that Lufthansa will be operating up to four weekly flights from Bristol Airport this summer, and up to seven weekly flights starting in September. We look forward to connecting our passengers in Southwest England with our main Lufthansa hub in Germany. As one of the largest carriers in Europe, with just a short stopover in Frankfurt, our customers will have access to hundreds of connections to numerous destinations within our vast, global network,’ said Heinrich Lange, who has newly taken over as the Lufthansa Group Senior Director Sales for Northern Europe.

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘This is incredibly exciting day for Bristol Airport and the region. Lufthansa is a major global airline and this decision shows confidence in air travel returning to normal. The regular scheduled service between Bristol and Frankfurt opens up a wide range of European and worldwide connections to our customers. Frankfurt is a great city whether for business or leisure and the link between Bristol and Frankfurt allows us to promote the South West and Wales region to inbound visitors from Germany and beyond. Today’s service is a strong indication of the confidence in the region. We see great potential for this service and will work with Lufthansa on other exciting route opportunities in the future.’

Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism, Visit West said: ‘We are delighted that Lufthansa will be commencing their Frankfurt route to Bristol Airport, providing vital connections for our future German visitors and those connecting through this vital European hub from other destinations. Germany is one of our most important visitor markets, so this connectivity is a critical part in supporting the return of the international leisure visitors when appropriate and to enable families and friends to reconnect, as well as supporting business passengers.’

Newcastle International Airport announces return of Lufthansa with new route to Frankfurt

Newcastle International Airport has announced the return of Lufthansa as the airline begins operating a new route to Frankfurt, Germany.

Lufthansa will now operate flights twice a week between Newcastle and the European Financial District throughout July, before increasing to daily from August onward.

The route is an important step in the rebuilding of global connectivity from the region and links the North East to Lufthansa’s largest global hub. As international travel recovers, passengers will be able to access cities throughout Europe, The Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific through Lufthansa’s global network.

The route also provides passengers with a new city break option with Frankfurt’s rich collection of museums, vibrant art scene and proximity to the city of Heidelberg and Germany’s famous Black Forest. Frankfurt and its surrounding Rhine-Main-region is located in the centre of Germany, and is famous for Rheingau wines and its German Ciders. Besides being home to Europe’s highest skyscrapers, the city is known for its popular outdoor Christmas Markets in Europe, which dates to 1393.

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘The return of Lufthansa to the Airport marks another major milestone in our recovery and is fantastic news for us and the region. Flights can be purchased at Lufthansa.com.

‘We are delighted to be able to add Frankfurt to the list of over 70 other direct destinations offered from the Airport. Connectivity is vital for the region’s future and as demand for international travel grows our passengers from the North East will be able to seamlessly connect to destinations across the globe thanks to Lufthansa’s wider network via Frankfurt.

‘The safety of our passengers and staff remains our number one priority. Our Ten Point Plan of COVID-19 safety measures has recently been awarded an accreditation from the International Civil Aviation Organisation and our teams across the Airport are working hard to ensure the terminal remains a safe environment for all.’

‘The resumption of our Lufthansa service at Newcastle Airport starts with a premiere, as we connect Newcastle now with Frankfurt – our biggest hub’ says Marco Willa, General Manager Sales UK Lufthansa Group. ‘It offers all our connections within the same terminal for an easy and reliable transfer. We are also contributing to the tourism in North East England.’

Lufthansa announces daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt

Lufthansa is set to commence a new daily service from Bristol Airport to Frankfurt, starting June 28, 2021.

This is the first Frankfurt service for Lufthansa from Bristol strengthening the South West’s accessibility to Germany. The new route will provide business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial centres and adds onward connections for leisure travellers. Frankfurt is a popular for world-class attractions, including the opera house, Goethe Museum and the Deutsches Film Museum, with much to explore for tourists and culture seekers.

Commenting on the new service, Andreas Koster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group, said: ‘We are looking forward to resuming our Bristol service this upcoming summer and offering our customers great connectivity within our world-wide, multi-hub system. As one of the largest carriers in Europe, with just a short stopover in Frankfurt, our customers will have access to hundreds of connections to numerous destinations within our vast, global network.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘This is incredibly positive news for Bristol Airport and the region. Lufthansa is a major global airline and this decision shows confidence in air travel returning to normal. The new daily service commencing 28 June between Bristol and Frankfurt opens up a wide range of European and worldwide connections to our customers. Frankfurt is a great city whether for business or leisure and the link between Bristol and Frankfurt allows us to promote the South West and Wales region to inbound visitors from Germany and beyond. Today’s news is a strong indication of the confidence in the region. We see great potential for this new service and will work with Lufthansa on other exciting route opportunities in the future.’

The Frankfurt service will also provide increased connectivity to long-haul destinations including Tokyo, Cape Town and Singapore. With a global, multi-hub network fares to Frankfurt from Bristol start from £104 return (including taxes, fees, carrier charges and carry on baggage) and are available to book now at lufthansa.com.

Lufthansa to commence new route between Newcastle International Airport and Frankfurt

Newcastle International Airport has announced the addition of a new daily service to Frankfurt Airport, which will be operated by Lufthansa.

The central German city of Frankfurt is a popular choice for both business and leisure passengers. Besides being home to one of the largest stock exchanges and Europe’s Central Bank, the city has a rich collection of museums, many vineries in the Rheingau region and is near to Germany’s Black Forest as well as other popular German regions.

The new route will commence on the June 28, 2021, and flights will operate seven days a week between the two cities. Frankfurt Airport is Lufthansa’s largest hub and will provide passengers with easy access to cities throughout Europe, The Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Flights will depart Frankfurt at 16:10 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and depart Newcastle at 17:35. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flights will depart Frankfurt at 10:20 and Newcastle at 12:15. Flights are on sale now and are available to book at Lufthansa.com. Fares to Frankfurt start from £89 round trip including all taxes, fees and carrier charges and carry-on bag.

Andreas Koster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group said: ‘We can offer a huge connectivity as we take advantage of our hub system in Frankfurt. Lufthansa can provide more than hundred connections beyond Frankfurt to all relevant destinations world-wide, just with one single transit. We are very happy to return this upcoming summer, reconnect Newcastle International Airport to our huge network and resume our connection for our customers in North-East England.’

Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Lufthansa back to Newcastle International Airport and it is fantastic news for the North East and beyond that the airline will be operating this new daily service to Frankfurt.

‘The addition of this route not only provides a new direct destination, but also access to another major global hub for the North East public from the Airport.

‘Frankfurt Airport feeds directly into Lufthansa’s extensive onward connection network and will give passengers even more opportunity to travel to destinations across Europe and the wider world. This will help to support the restoration of crucial global connectivity from the region as we look to compete in the future.’

Bristol Airport announces new routes to Hurghada and Frankfurt

easyJet, the UK-based regional airline, launched its first flight on a new route this week from Bristol to Hurghada in Egypt.

The new easyJet flights to the Egyptian resort operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter. Hurghada is an exciting winter sun get-away destination popular for diving, beach hopping and busy nightlife on the ‘Red Sea Riviera’. Tickets are available to book now, and the new service is expected to carry over 13,500 customers this winter.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented: ‘We are delighted to be launching our first flight from Bristol to Hurghada today. As the largest airline at Bristol we’re focused on strengthening our network and providing our customers in the South West with great value services by offering low fares, a convenient schedule and more choice when they travel.’

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted to welcome the inaugural easyJet flight between Bristol to Hurghada. The destination opens up further choice and flexibility of flights available to passengers in the region selecting to fly from their local airport. This additional route demonstrates the long-term collaboration and joint growth strategy between easyJet and Bristol Airport.’

Bristol Airport also announced last week that Lufthansa will introduce a new direct flight from Bristol to Frankfurt Airport. Commencing operations on March 30, 2020, the new service will operate twice daily six days per week and once daily on Saturdays. The service will run year round, using an Embraer 190 offering multiple onward travel connections from FRA throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Tickets are available to book now at lufthansa.com, with return economy fares starting from £105.

Ryanair commences new Glasgow-Frankfurt service

Ryanair, the Irish low-fares airline, has announced the launch of its new daily Glasgow service to Frankfurt, the first of its winter 2017 routes.

Ryanair’s Glasgow winter schedule includes 18 routes in total, with three new routes to Frankfurt, Krakow and Madrid. As part of the launch of its new Frankfurt route, Ryanair has released seats from Glasgow at prices starting from £14.99, for travel in September, October and November. The seats are only available for booking on the Ryanair.com website until midnight Thursday, September 7.

Ryanair’s Lauren Hennessy said: ‘Winter is on the way and we’re pleased to launch our new Glasgow-Frankfurt service, with a daily service, the first of our winter 2017 routes. Glasgow customers and visitors can choose from 18 Glasgow routes in total this winter, including 3 new routes to Frankfurt, Krakow and Madrid.’

‘To celebrate, we are releasing seats on sale from just £14.99 for travel in September, October and November, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (7 Sep). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com now and avoid missing out.’

Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, added: ‘The introduction of our first direct service to Frankfurt is great news for our passengers. Since setting up base at Glasgow Airport in October 2014, Ryanair has carried an astonishing three million passengers to date by continually responding to demand through the introduction of a number of new routes.’

‘So far this year, the airline has launched flights to Lisbon, Palanga, Valencia and Zadar and will introduce two further routes to Madrid and Krakow next month – taking the number of services operated by Ryanair to 23,’ White said, adding: ‘This daily service further strengthens Glasgow Airport’s European connectivity and adds yet another fantastic German city to our growing destination map, which currently includes routes to Dusseldorf, Berlin and Munich.’

bmi regional advances summer schedule

bmi regional, one of Britain’s regional airlines, has said that following increased customer demand for its UK and European services, it has advanced two core routes ahead of its summer schedule launch with the addition of 7,000 seats.

With the latest increase, Bristol to Frankfurt and East Midlands to Brussels will now fly three times daily starting February 2, 2015 rather than at the end of March, the airline said. The increase adds 7,000 seats across the two routes for early 2015 with one way fares from East Midlands to Brussels from GBP65 and from Bristol to Frankfurt from GBP79.

In October, bmi regional  announced plans to increase capacity across its network by 16%, adding 60,000 extra seats for summer 2015. The investment on key routes was scheduled to provide an additional 10,000 seats per month from March 29, 2015. Cities including Aberdeen, Bristol, Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich were to benefit from the enhanced connectivity of triple daily flights and additional weekend services.

bmi regional CEO Cathal O’Connell, said: ‘Additional flights on these two routes were planned for summer 2015 but due to customer demand we’ve brought forward the start dates to 2 February. Travellers can now get to two of Europe’s most important financial and commercial cities even more easily and continue to enjoy the benefits we offer our customers as standard, including free checked baggage and a complimentary bar and snack service on board.’

O’Connell added: ‘Strengthening key routes is a cornerstone of our European expansion strategy that has seen us achieve connectivity between 20 destinations across seven countries since our launch as an independent carrier in 2012.’

bmi regional launched its first-ever website exclusively for the travel trade recently, as the airline is expecting to enter a new phase of growth. The website is designed to serve the needs of trade professionals throughout UK and Europe.

Air China Offers New Frankfurt to Chengdu Direct Service

Air China, the China-based, state-owned airline company, is offering a new non-stop service from Chengdu, in China, to Frankfurt airport, in Germany.

The new service commences from May 19, 2013, and is intended to help to position Chengdu as an air transportation hub for southwestern China.

Around 62 of the airline’s domestic, international and regional routes currently serve Chengdu. The new Chengdu to Frankfurt service is intended to make it easier for passengers from Europe to travel to the southwest region of China.

The three times weekly service will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The aircraft features personal Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) in all classes of service, and lie-flat seats in Business Class.

The airline already offers direct services from Frankfurt to Beijing and Shanghai, and it is part of the extensive Star Alliance network, through which it can offer its passengers access to 1,356 destinations in 193 countries and regions.

In May 2012, the airline launched its new service from London Gatwick Airport to Beijing International Airport, which operates four times a week and is intended to expand its services to the city of London. Air China is also offering a fast track immigration service at London Heathrow Airport for its VIP passengers flying from Beijing to the UK.

Air China is currently the 10th largest airline, by fleet size, in the world, with a fleet of 330-200 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, which operate on 289 routes, and serve a total of 143 cities.

Bmi Regional Announces New Routes from Bristol

Bmi Regional, a UK based airline, is launching new routes from Bristol, UK, to Hamburg and Frankfurt in Germany.

The airline is offering five-times-weekly flights to Hamburg from February 11, 2013, and a six times per week service to Frankfurt in late March, 2013.

Cathal O’Connell, the airline’s chief executive, said, ‘The launch of new services to Germany is a continuation of bmi regional’s promise to serve key economic and transport hubs to multiple destinations across Europe.

Our choice of destinations is based on customer demand and with Hamburg being a significant operational base for major employers such as Airbus and Imperial Tobacco and Frankfurt a world hub offering connectivity throughout the globe, we are supplying services our business users have asked for. Both cities are exciting destinations for leisure customers and with launch fares starting from as low as £49.99 each way, we also expect to see a boost in both inbound tourists to the South West region.

We are also reviewing other opportunities with the team at Bristol Airport and hope to announce additional routes in the New Year.’

Robert Sinclair, the chief executive officer at Bristol Airport, said, ‘Today’s announcement is a major statement of Bristol Airport’s commitment to providing the connectivity which is vital in enabling the economies of the South West and South Wales to compete on a global stage.

It forms part of an overall strategy to enhance services and facilities for the region’s business passengers, including commencement of a £600,000 project to create a new, improved executive lounge in the terminal.

When we ran a recent survey of ‘most wanted’ routes, German destinations featured strongly in responses from the business community. As well as being an important financial centre, Frankfurt is a major global hub offering access to a huge range of onward connections. Hamburg is a key location for several major companies in the South West, such as Airbus and Imperial Tobacco.

Both new services will be warmly welcomed by the many businesses across the South West and South Wales with customers, suppliers or aspirations to trade in Germany and beyond.’